Physiotherapists' assessment and management of psychosocial factors (Yellow and Blue Flags) in individuals with back pain

Heather Gray, Tracey Howe

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Abstract

Personal and work-related psychosocial factors play an important role in persisting symptoms and delaying return to work in individuals with back pain. Therefore, it is essential that physiotherapists have the motivation and skills to assess and manage psychosocial factors as part of back pain management. The aim of this study was to systematically review and summarize the literature on physiotherapists’ perceptions of and skills in assessing and managing psychosocial factors (Yellow and Blue Flags) in individuals with back pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-394
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Therapy Reviews
Volume18
Issue number5
Early online date3 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • psychosocial factors
  • blue flags
  • physiotherapists

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